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March 13, 2014
The effectiveness of prescription drug monitoring programs, designed to reduce “doctor shopping” for opioids, has varied greatly by state, according to a new study by Columbia University researchers. They also found...
March 13, 2014
Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than their peers who do not use the devices to smoke regular cigarettes, a new study finds. They are also less likely to quit smoking, The New York Times reports. Experts...
February 27, 2014
A new study links teen indoor tanning with other risky health behaviors including use of illegal drugs, binge drinking and smoking. The findings come from a government survey of high school students, HealthDay reports....
February 27, 2014
“Study drugs” such as Vyvanse and Adderall are gaining popularity among Florida college students, even though area colleges have a zero-tolerance policy against students using medicines not prescribed for them. CBS...
January 29, 2014
New studies suggest alcohol use is more likely than marijuana use to lead to violence between college students in a relationship. Researchers at the University of Tennessee studied the timing of alcohol and marijuana...
January 28, 2014
A program that provides college freshmen with personalized feedback on their drinking patterns can be effective in reducing their drinking, a new study suggests. Researchers from Brown University reviewed studies of 62...
January 23, 2014
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is releasing new resources to help parents, health care providers and substance abuse treatment specialists treat teens who are struggling with drug abuse. The resources also...
January 22, 2014
Drivers with blood alcohol levels well under the legal limit are more likely to be at fault for accidents, compared with the non-drinking drivers they hit, according to a new study. The researchers from the University...
January 21, 2014
A new report by the U.S. Surgeon General warns smoking is a causal factor in 10 diseases and conditions that were not previously definitively linked to cigarettes, including diabetes, arthritis, colorectal cancer and...
January 21, 2014
Thoughts of suicide are more common among adults who use illicit drugs, compared with the general population, according to a new government survey. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)...

 

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